October 24, 2016

WASHINGTON — Tepid income growth and shrinking opportunities for blue-collar workers have kept many Americans anxious about jobs and the economy, seven years after the Great Recession ended.

The unemployment rate has fallen to a relatively low 4.9 percent. But many Americans are struggling to…

Bailey’s honors first responders

October 24, 2016

Bailey’s Fine Jewelry has honored two Nash County emergency workers in the company’s second annual First Responder Hero Award presentations, a release says.

This year’s local honorees included:

— Chris Clagg, a first responder for Nash County and volunteer firefighter…

Small investments deliver big rewards

October 24, 2016

Customer and employee appreciation efforts, including those that don’t require much time or money, can have a big impact on valuable long-term loyalty and your bottom line.

Taking the time to reach out to customers to let them know they’re important often provides an advantage for…

British American Tobacco offers to buy Reynolds in $47B deal

October 22, 2016

LONDON — British American Tobacco has offered to buy out Reynolds American Inc. for $47 billion in an attempt to gain a strong presence in the U.S., a lucrative market where sales of electronic cigarettes are booming as traditional smoking fades.

The takeover would create the world’s…